Monthly Archives: December 2020

Recuerdo Roberto


Graceful athlete
Dedicated humanitarian
Forever hero


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Tomorrow is the 4th annual #FreeThePeopleDay! On New Years Eve in 2017, the Community Justice Exchange started this initiative. This year the CJE, the New Sanctuary Coalition, and others, again call people to donate the cost of a drink to their local community bail or bond fund.

Freedom means freedom from cages, and it also means freedom to thrive. Support the holistic freedom of your neighbors and donate to a local mutual aid effort, community bail fund or immigration bond fund. Find a fund in your area.

Tricia and I are in. We will give to the Louisville Community Bail Fund project of BLM Louisville.

Thank you if you choose to participate.

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Light a candle – New Year’s Eve

I will join my friends in the New Sanctuary Coalition in lighting a candle on New Year’s Eve. Will you join us?

In 2020, too many lights were dimmed by COVID19.

Immigrant, migrant, and refugee communities have been devastated by the impact of the virus and by the family separation the U.S. immigration system has wrought.

Thousands of our Friends are still detained, and in danger, and ICE is responsible. Thousands more live in constant fear of being torn from their families and communities at any moment.

Let us come together in community and solidarity with those in limbo at the border and in detention all over the United States. Let us keep those who have been unjustly stripped of freedom in our hearts. We will not look away from injustice and inhumanity. ‪

At 11pm on New Year’s Eve, let’s light‬ up the night sky and illuminate the the freedom we will continue to fight for. Share a picture or video of your lit candle and tag us. Use the hashtags #lightacandle #dontlookaway #FreeThemAll

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26 December 2020

Walking. Germantown.
Many and Great (Dakota) – Jon Sarta
Lakota Forever – Brulé
Treaties – Frank Waln
You’re A Brave One – Joanne Shenandoah
And We Can Love – Mary Youngblood
Brave Heart – Luis Cachiguango
Standing Alone – Buddy Red Bow
Thunder Horse – Kevin Locke
Peyote Healing – Robbie Robertson, Verdell Primeaux & Johnny Mike
Reflections of Paha Sapa – Bryan Akipa

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18 December 2020

Stretching. Gym in the apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
Immigrant – John McCutcheon
Unité 75 – Daara J Family
The Refugee – U2
Refugee – Eric Bogle
Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente
Deportees – Sweet Honey In The Rock
Migra – Santana
The Dreamer – Jackson Browne feat. Los Cenzontles
Ave Que Emigra – Gaby Moreno
The Migrant Worker – Jim Croce
Alien (Hold On To Your Dream) – Gil Scott-Heron
Immigrant Eyes – Willie Nelson
Gourma – Etran Fintawa
Take Me to Cleveland – Robert Neustadt
Look in Their Eyes – David Crosby
A Safe Place to Land – Sara Bareilles feat. John Legend
Running (Refugee Song) – Keyon Harrold, Andrea Pizziconi & Jasson Harrold feat. Common & Gregory Porter
My Only Home – Unchained XL feat. Genesis Elijah & Femi Ashiru
Beyond the Border – Bhi Bhiman
Highwomen – The Highwomen
Why We Build the Wall – Patrick Page & Hadestown Original Broadway Company
La Jaula De Oro – Los Tigres del Norte
Cages – Redbait
Bad Hombres Y Mujeres – Antonio Sanchez
La Frontera – Lagartijeando Jallalla feat. Minük
Migration – Jonny Lipford
No Geography – The Chemical Brothers
Go Tell a Bird – Maya De Vitry
Amor Migrante – Elena & Los Fulanos
Godspeed (Dulce Suenos) – Radney Foster
The Immigrants – Gaby Moreno & Van Dyke Parks
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes

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17 December 2020

Stretching. Gym in the apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
One Last Time – Hamilton Original Broadway Cast
The Boar’s Head – The Chieftains
Angels We Have Heard On High – Indigo Girls
Christmas Lullaby – Doc Watson
Paz en la Tierra – Veloz, Ramón F
Away In A Manger – The Blind Boys Of Alabama Feat. George Clinton & Robert Randolph
God Rest Ye Merry, – Masters In This Hall – Rosemary Beland
Coventry Carol – Bill Carter And The Presbybop Quartet
Christmas In New Orleans – John Legend
The Noble Stem Of Jesse – Clare College Singers & Orchestra
Sacred Gift – Bill Miller
Good King Wenceslas – Celtic Woman
Away In A Manger – The Roches
Angel Came Down – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Für Elise – Vince Guaraldi
here The Little Jesus Sleeps – Harry Belafonte
People look east — Choir Of St. George’s Chapel Windsor
Good Christian Men Rejoice / Off She Goes – The Boys Of County Bucks
A King Is Born (Broadway) – Jarrod Spector
What Child Is This – Jana

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16 December 2020

Stretching. Gym at the Shire. NK Body Philosophy.
Amarga Navidad – Los Lobos
Angelic Glory – Red Nativity
Away In A Manger – Eugene Ormandy: Philadelphia Orchestra
Early On One Christmas Morn – Bruce Cockburn
For Unto Us A Child Is Born – Core Cotton, Jamecia Bennett, James Wright, Carrie Harrington, Pat Lacy & Sounds of Blackness Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration
Gabriel’s message – Choir Of St. George’s Chapel Windsor
Hark the Herald Angles Sing – Jana
High Plains (Christmas On The High-Line) – Philip Aaberg
Joy To The World – Willie Nelson
Nadal de Luintra – Berrogüetto
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel / People Look East – Melissa DuPuy, Russell Davis & Deanie Richardson
O Holy Night – Aaron Neville
O Little Town Of Bethlehem – Celtic Woman
A Star In The East – Harry Belafonte
Up! Good Christian Folk, & Listen – John Rutter: Clare College Singers & Orchestra
We Are Christmas – Spelman Glee Club
We Are The Shepherds – Johnny Cash
We Need A Little Christmas – Glòria
What Child Is This – Bill Miller

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15 December 2020

Sitting Bull’s Medicine Song – Kevin Locke
2 Live & Die on the Plains – Frank Waln
The Little Bighorn March – Bill Miller
Garryowne & Valley Of Little Big Horn – Jack Gladstone
Wovoka (Re-Recorded) – Redbone
Ghost Dance – Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Sitting Bull’s Memorial Song – Lakota Thunder Veterans
Lakota Forever – Brulé
For My People – Litefoot
Now That the Buffalo’s Gone – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Assinboine: Warrior Death Song (for Sitting Bull) – Native Americans Songs and Dances of the Sioux, Apache, Kiowa, Hopi, Navajo, Cree, Seminole and Others
The Prayer – SupaMan
Aiionwatha Forgives (World) – Joanne Shenandoah
Heart Of The World (World) – Mary Youngblood
Life Surrounds Me – Paul Horn & R. Carlos Nakai

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10 December 2020

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With help from my friends, today’s playlist contained 72 songs in honor of the anniversary.
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
Give Peace A Chance – Aerosmith Feat. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars
Rise Up – Andra Day
Just One Candle (Live) – Abraham Jam
Masters Of War – Eddie Vedder & Mike McCready
Ella’s Song – Sweet Honey In the Rock
Victor Jara’s Hands – Calexico
Took The Children Away – Archie Roach
This Land – Gary Clark Jr.
Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Mothers Of The Disappeared – U2
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
Blowin’ In The Wind – Stevie Wonder
Dead Man Walkin’ – Bruce Springsteen
Not In My Name – John McCutcheon
Ballad for Americans – Paul Robeson
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Luka – Suzanne Vega
1 2 3 – Indigo Girls
Lives In the Balance – Richie Havens
Wonder – Natalie Merchant
Is This the World We Created…? – Queen
Ring Them Bells – Natasha Bedingfield
Solidarity Forever – Pete Seeger
You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind) – Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq
Wake Up – Rage Against the Machine
Hope – David LaMotte
The Times They Are A Changin’ – Keb’ Mo’
Jerusalem 3:56 Steve Earle
Libertad – Los Miserables
Freedom – Beyoncé (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes
Which Side Are You On? – The Freedom Singers
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) – Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger
If I Had a Hammer – Odetta
Redemption Song – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Imagine – Willie Nelson
One (Hu)’man One Vote – Johnny Clegg & Savuka
The Dreamer – Jackson Browne (feat. Los Cenzontles)
Get Up Stand Up – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Weary Mothers (People Union 1) – Joan Baez
When The Ship Comes In – Marcus Carl Franklin
Know Your Rights – The Clash
Among the Believers – Little Steven
Fight the Power – Public Enemy 20th
White Man’s World – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Music Of Healing – Tommy Sands (With Pete Seeger)
Crowded Table – The Highwomen
Canticle of the Turning – Princeton Seminary Choir
The Cellist of Sarajevo – A Lament in Rondo Form for Solo ‘Cello, Op. 12 – Yo-Yo Ma
Our Precious Mothers – Bear Fox
Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-King
American Remains – Highwaymen
Call It Democracy – Bruce Cockburn
We Will Not Stop – Tom Chapin (feat. The Chapin Sisters)
Woke Up This Morning – Mary D Williams Blood
Pastures of Plenty – Woody Guthrie
Dear Mr. President – P!nk (feat. Indigo Girls)
Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down – Eric Bibb
Trail Of Freedom – Bill Miller
Stimela – Hugh Masekela
Treaties – Frank Waln
Wavin’ Flag – K’naan
Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden
No Knock – Gil Scott-Heron
Wedding March – Walter Rinaldi
How Can I Keep From Singing – Eva Cassidy

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9 December 2020

Stretching. Some core. Gym in the apartment. NK Body Philosophy.
Walking. Germantown.
Away In A Manger – Jack Gladstone
Bach Prelude On In Dulci Jubilo – James Galway
Bring A Torch To Jeanette Isabella/Holly And The Ivy – Holiday Traditions
Christmas Must Be Tonight – The Band
The First Noel – Robert Mirabal
The Gifts They Gave – Johnny Cash
The Goodnatured Man / Good King Wencelas/ Good Christian Men, Rejoice – Folks Like Us
And The Glory Of The Lord – Joan Sutherland, Grace Bumbry
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon Lennon
The Holy Boy – Julie Andrews
I Saw Three Ships A Sailing Th-e Chieftains
Go Tell It on the Mountain – Pentatonix
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Willie Nelson
Joy to the World – Jana
Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes – Bruce Cockburn
(Let’s Bring) Christmastime 2 Creation – Warren Cooper
O Come,O Come Emmanuel – Charles. T. Cozens
O Little Town Of Bethlehem – Celtic Woman
People look east – Choir Of St. George’s Chapel Windsor
Vom Himmel Hoch, Da Komm ‘Ich Her – The Buskaid Soweto String Project

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